Apply for Aid

How to apply for financial aid

Step 1

Go to the Federal Student Aid Website:  For more information, follow this link:  How do I create an account (FSA ID username and password)? You will use it every year you apply for financial aid, and when you want to view your Federal Student Aid history, including grants and loans.

Step 2

Go to the FAFSA Website: FAFSA® Application.  Here is a helpful video on completing the FAFSA:

Step 3

When the Financial Aid Office receives the processed FAFSA, we will check to see if you have been accepted into a degree/certificate program, and if so, we will award you (if all information is complete), or send you a letter/email asking for further information and enclosing or linking to any forms that are needed.

Step 4

You may be selected for a process called “verification,” in which case the Financial Aid Office must verify some of the FAFSA information submitted by you (and your parent, if you are a dependent student). The Verification form is available in the KV Portal, under Finances, Financial Aid and then the Financial Aid Forms section. The e-mail we send you after you have been admitted and submitted your FAFSA will tell you if you have been selected for verification and will either contain the verification form or provide the link to it.  If you are selected for verification, we will notify you of the items you need to submit so that we can complete the verification process.  You can request a tax transcript by making an online request at the IRS website, after creating an online account with the IRS.  You can request a tax transcript by making an online request at the IRS website , after creating an online account with the IRS.

If you did not file taxes, you may be asked to fill out a Means of Support form.

If you and/or your parent selected “will file” on the question concerning whether you have filed your federal tax form, and you have been selected for verification, you must update the income/assets information on your FAFSA after you have filed your taxes.

Step 5

When all documentation is received, we will process the files in the order of completion. We will verify and make corrections if necessary, award you and email you a copy of your Financial Aid Notification.  To accept loans that have been awarded to you, you must fill out and return the Loan Request Form as well as the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Nate (MPN).

Default Management Program

KVCC has partnered with ECMC to assist students as they enter repayment.  ECMC will contact federal student loan borrowers as they near the end of their grace period to review options for repayment.  KVCC has also partnered with IGrad to provide a wide range of financial education topics to include budgeting, saving for emergencies and retirement, purchasing a home or vehicle, as well as smart borrowing topics.


The FAFSA is filed annually, and at KVCC, the FAFSA cover Fall, Spring and Summer enrollment periods.  So for example, the 2022/2023 FAFSA covers Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023.  You can file the FAFSA on October 1 for the award year beginning the following fall. It is best if you submit your FAFSA before May 1 so that you can qualify for a Maine State Grant if otherwise eligible.  Go to to complete the FAFSA, and please be sure to put KVCC’s school code, 009826, in step 6.

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We’ve provided a collection of forms to assist you in the financial application and management process. To access these forms, log in to the Student Portal at, and navigate to “My Financial Aid” under the “Finances” tab, or use this direct link (requires log on).

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